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Definition of Sculpture

Sculptures are the art form that is made in 2D or 3D. It can be animal figurines, religious statues, modern artworks, showpiece, or any random art. It can be symbolic (sculptures that symbolize victory, grief, commemoration) or decorative (used as a showpiece, displayed in museums, art galleries, and exhibitions). These are used to beautify the space and have the potential to accent the home, office, or any area.  

Benefits of Owning a Sculpture and Artifacts

These can be showpieces, figurines, and statues and hold different meanings at various places. For example: 
•  Figurines of animals, mythical creatures, well-known people, or any human figure catch the audience's interest.
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Religious sculptures radiate peace and harmony. These are placed in religious places. It can be a holy place, home, or office.
•  Showpieces are placed either in closed (showcases) or open areas, which one can view from a distance without causing any damage to them.
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Statues bring the focal point and are erected to commemorate any event, any personality, or as a decorative item.

Types of Sculpture and Artifacts

There are many methods and ways to make a sculpture. Furthermore, the types of sculpture evolve with time, geography, and the human capacity for imagination. 

Carved sculpture

It is a gradual elimination of material from the outside surface until the desired structure is achieved. Carving is a process used to create statues, figurines, and artifacts. The material can be wood, clay, stone, bone, or rock. Carving out a material requires special tools, techniques, and skills. 

Cast sculpture

The material is melted down in a cast and left to cool for some time. Finally, the material attains the shape of the cast, and thus cast sculpture is made. In the Harappan civilization, the lost wax technique was used to sculpt the sculptures, now called cast sculptures. Generally, metal is melted down and poured into the cast. 

Assembled sculpture

As the name suggests, assembling different and unrelated materials to create a new piece is called assembled sculpture. It is a modern and contemporary style of sculpture. Showpieces are created widely using this technique. 

Kinetic sculpture

These are movable sculptures that move due to natural energy or power-generated energy. Natural energy can be wind, stimuli from animals, or nature. It beautifully depicts the real and imagined movements of the sculptures.  

Sculpture in the round

These are sculpted to view from a few angles. Walls are the background for 'in round sculptures.' They are made in such a manner that the viewer can observe all the intricacies and detailed artwork.

Modeled sculpture

The artist uses clay, wax, or any moldable material to attain a desired design. Modeled sculptures are primarily made by hand, but nowadays, technological advancement has brought tools and equipment.

Subject for Sculpture and Artifacts

The sculptures are produced considering the existential and non-existential creatures/figures/abstract. There are many themes under which sculptures are created from different materials. Arcedior has a wide variety of sculptures with varied subjects, which range from religious to abstract.

Abstract Showpiece

It is an imaginative element that is non-existential in the real world. The artists exhibit their vast and wild imagination in sculptures, which can be decorative, symbolic, or both. Abstract sculptures depict the psychology of the sculptor.

Animals/Birds Figurines

These are the known creatures and suits with any home decor. They are used in Feng-shui, for religious beliefs or decorative purposes. Sculptures of animals depict bravery, success, and courage.

Fantasy Showpiece

Creatures such as unicorns, dragons, mermaids, and sphinx are mythical creatures that are sculpted under the fantasy sculptures category. It can be small or big, made of any material, and adds funk to the home decor. 

Nature Showpiece

Flowers, leaves, fruits, and roots are taken as a muse to produce nature sculptures. That's why wood is the most preferred material for making nature sculptures.

People Figurines

The figures of people and their statues are sculpted to commemorate an incident or as a symbol. These are made in either life-like size, only bust or face. 

Religious Sculpture

Since the prehistoric period, gods and goddesses have been the subject of sculptures. Earlier, terracotta and stones were used to sculpt religious figures. Nowadays, wood, glass, marble, and metals are used to produce sculptures. 

Materials Used to Produce Sculpture and Showpiece

The materials used by sculptors can be natural and synthetic. 

Ceramics

Clay is the primary ingredient in ceramic sculptures. The ceramists make non-functional sculptures which are in trend for home decor. It also includes terracotta artworks not produced on a potter's wheel. Also, sculptures and figurines have been made from terracotta material for ages.  

Glass

It is a luxurious and delicate material that requires an expert sculptor. Glass blowing, kiln casting, and cold working is some of the techniques used for glass art. Glass can take any shape or color and is easy to design. Since ancient times, glass has been used to make sculptures at high temperatures. 

Machine Parts

It is used in contemporary-style sculptures. It is a creative process and requires skills to build a sculpture from machine parts. The old and used automobiles, machines, or electronic devices have machine parts that are no longer in use. So, these machine parts are joined to make a product. 

Metal

Metal is a strong and sturdy material. Metal sculpting is also known as alloy casting. It is an old-age practice where the metal is cast into a required design adding final touches to the intricate details. Long-lasting showpieces and figurines are made up of metal. It can be melted down, broken down, or cut into pieces, which makes it very flexible to work on.

Stone

It is a natural material that needs to be carved to get the desired shape. Stone flaming, knapping, and flush work are some of the techniques used by stone sculptors. 

The various types of stones used for sculptures are:

1. Black stone
2. Greenstone
3. Kadappa stone
4. Marble
5. Onyx stone
6. Pink stone
7. Soapstone

Wood

Wood is a natural material that holds the property of durability. In addition, the exposure of wooden veins and rings makes the sculpture elegant and classy. Wood carving, wood turning, and woodworking are the different methods that wood sculpture uses. These encompass both hand and power-generated techniques such as carpentry, joinery, or caricature.

Why choose sculptures and artifacts from Arcedior?

Arcedior has a huge collection of high-end home decor showpiece, artifacts, and figurines, which can accentuate the interior decor. They add texture to the space and thus bring life to the dead space. The sculptures stand out in terms of shape and design. Human figurines are popular and in trend in every home decor. Arcedior provides sculptures that can add grace and elevate the understated bedroom style.  

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. How do you decorate with sculptures?

Combining the sculptures with respect to subjects, colors, and materials can be a way to decorate the space. Glass sculptures are usually used for showpieces to attract attention. As glass can take any color and shape, it is versatile and looks beautiful. Sculptures are also placed on tables, such as side tables, nightstands, dining tables, and center tables, to beautify them. Statues are used to decorate gardens, public places, and entrances too. The big-sized sculptures look magnificent and fill the void. 

2. What is the importance of sculpture in interior design?

Sculptures add grace and texture to interior design. In addition, the sculpture is a form of expression that can express the space's vibe. They have existed since the prehistoric period as decorative items. They can be placed in any of the living areas and has the potential to network ideas. Sculptures are important in interior design because they evoke emotions. An onlooker will stay momentarily and stare at a sculpture, comforting them with beauty. Sculptures are important because they create happy spaces and accentuate the area's interior design.

3. What makes it unique about sculpture?

The 3-dimensional artwork makes the sculptures unique. Unlike other arts, which are 2D, sculptures stand out in their kind that can be viewed from all directions. The 3D work delivers the whole idea behind the creation of the sculpture. It gives a 360-degree view of the statue. One can notice the expression, movements, and gestures in 3D sculptures.

4. What is the most important thing to consider in sculpture?

The most important thing to consider in sculpture is the composition, which makes it a whole piece to showcase. 
The following things are considered under composition:

1. Material: The material used to make the sculpture is the primary thing to consider. It can be metal, glass, wood, clay, or resin. 

2. Texture: The sculpture can be glossy or matt finished. It can have motifs engraved on the surface. 

3. Color: The correct shade of color expresses the emotion that needs to be delivered. 

4. Types: Carving, casting, modeled, and kinetic sculptures are some types of sculptures.

5. Which showpiece is lucky for home?

Beliefs about lucky items can vary across cultures and personal beliefs. Here are some commonly considered lucky showpieces for homes:

  1. Laughing Buddha: The Laughing Buddha is a symbol of happiness, wealth, and good fortune in many Asian cultures. Placing a statue of the Laughing Buddha in your home, especially near the entrance, is believed to attract positive energy.
  2. Elephant Figurines: In many cultures, elephants are considered symbols of strength, wisdom, and good luck. Elephant figurines or statues are often placed near entrances to invite good fortune and positive energy.
  3. Four-Leaf Clover: In Western cultures, the four-leaf clover is considered a symbol of good luck. It's believed to bring good fortune and happiness.
  4. Dragon Figurines: In Chinese culture, dragons are symbols of strength, power, and good luck. Dragon figurines or sculptures are often used to attract positive energy.